This was the team that started yesterday to round off the pre-season games at Craven Cottage. We lost 1-0 to a team described as a level or two above us, which galls me but that is because of my own unerring enmity of the Fulham 🤷♂️
With Alex Gilbey recovering from Covid and Ronnie Schwartz “still some way of inclusion” then that ladies and gentlemen is that.
With more rumours of the Russian Olympic Committee athletes being clean that Addicks’ transfer targets, and just a week left even smiley Nige resorted to the old time will tell mantra. He didn’t learn that at positivity school.
Add hamstrung Ben Purrington and long-term injured Jake Forster-Caskey then that is a 17-man squad plus a load of untried youngsters.
In that 17 I included Josh Davidson, who looks like being primed for the number two striker role behind Stockley and Ashley Maynard Brewer soon to be back from Japan after three games on the bench for Australia.
Adkins said that he will make a decision this week on trialist Madger Gomes, but the midfielder released by Doncaster Rovers after making 9 League One appearances last season does not set the pulse racing.
I am happy to see that Thomas has completed the rebuilding of the women’s team, maybe he can now start on the men’s.